Rockville, MD – Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Office of the Secretary of Defense have joined the DC5G 2019 conference program. The agencies will present their plans to address future 5G mission innovations and cyber-supply chain security challenges for the U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies during a fireside chat on November 5 at 10:45 AM at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington VA during Day 2 of the conference.

Moderator: Vincent Sritapan, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Speakers: Scott Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Joshua Weaver, Associate Director, Next Generation ICT & 5G Working Group, U.S. Department of Defense

The US. Department of Homeland Security will also be represented by Sridhar Kowdley, the Program Manager for DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, during the “5G Case Studies: Public Health & Safety” session to highlight how the department is changing the conversation on how security operators can utilize 5G enabled technologies.

DC5G is an opportunity for all to learn how DHS S&T is working holistically across public and private sectors and with the federal government to ensure 5G end-users have the appropriate tools and security capabilities for leveraging 5G advances. With the rise of smart and connected technologies, attendees will learn how DHS is thinking differently about technology applications, regional and local experimentations, and innovative research and development (R&D) practices. DHS S&T will also host an exhibit table where they’ll be available to explain their R&D impacts and priorities, business tools, and how they’re investing in collaborative R&D to secure our nation.

Joining them on the DC5G program are representatives from T-Mobile, Smart Cities Council, Harvard University, CTIA, Illinois Dept. of Transportation, City of San Jose, Wells Fargo, Sprint, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Inc. and more.  Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Sara Neff, SVP, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation and Hank Hultquist, VP, Federal Regulatory at AT&T will deliver keynote addresses over the two-day conference.

DC5G will be held November 4-5, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA at 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202.

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